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Quick steps to back up data using Snowball Edge

The following diagram depicts the workflow to order a Snowball Edge device, set up the device in your data center, ship the device to AWS, and transfer the data to the Phoenix Cloud.

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Steps to back up data using Snowball Edge

 The following table summarizes the steps to use the Snowball Edge device for backing up the data.

Task Number Task Description

1

Order a Snowball Edge device

You must first order a Snowball Edge device from the Phoenix Management Console to back up data from physical servers, virtual machines, or NAS shares. For instructions to order a device, see Order a Snowball Edge device.

Phoenix preloads the Snowball Edge device with the seeding agent and ships the device to the data center. Phoenix provides an unlock key and a manifest file to unlock the device.

2

Set up and configure Snowball Edge device for seeding

After you receive the Snowball Edge device, set up and configure the device using the following steps:

3

Trigger a backup job

Trigger a backup job to upload backup data of all the mapped backup sets to the Snowball Edge device.

4

Ship the Snowball Edge device back to AWS

Once the data is backed up to the Snowball Edge device, raise a request on the Phoenix Management Console to ship the Snowball Edge device to AWS. For more information, refer to Ship a Snowball Edge device to AWS.

After the Snowball Edge device arrives at AWS, AWS copies the backed up data to the Phoenix Cloud. Phoenix verifies for the successful import of the data to the Phoenix Cloud.

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